ERIC Number: ED303318
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: 0
Science for the Fun of It. A Guide to Informal Science Education.
Druger, Marvin, Ed.
School provides only a small part of a child's total education. This book focuses on science learning outside of the classroom. It consists of a collection of articles written by people who are involved with several types of informal science education. The value of informal science education extends beyond the mere acquisition of knowledge. Attitudes toward science can be greatly influenced by science experiences outside of the classroom. The intent of this book is to highlight some of the many out-of-school opportunities which exist including zoos, museums, television, magazines and books, and a variety of creative programs and projects. The 19 articles in this volume are organized into four major sections entitled: (1) "Strategies"; (2) "The Media"; (3) "Museums and Zoos"; and (4) "Projects, Competitions, and Family Activities." A bibliography of 32 references on these topies is included. (CW)
Descriptors: Educational Facilities, Educational Innovation, Educational Media, Educational Opportunities, Educational Television, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Mass Media, Museums, Nonformal Education, Periodicals, Program Descriptions, Science Education, Secondary School Science, Zoos
National Science Teachers Association, 1742 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20009 ($15.00, 10% discount on 10 or more).
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Science Teachers Association, Washington, DC.
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